Automation Project and Startup Humor: How to Laugh Rather Than Fret

Automation Project and Startup Humor: How to Laugh Rather Than Fret

This post was written by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical). Project meetings and startups can be stressful times to...
Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

Consider the Big Picture When Justifying an Automation Project

This guest post was written by Roy Kok, vice president of sales and marketing at Ocean Data Systems..   Clearly, any new automation project requires economic justification.  While this often involves hard “dollars and cents” quantification of cost savings from...
Why You Should Test Every Communication Network Before DCS Start-up

Why You Should Test Every Communication Network Before DCS Start-up

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #28, and was written by Hunter. Over the course of many years, I have learned to be suspicious...
How to Be Successful as an Industrial Automation Manager

How to Be Successful as an Industrial Automation Manager

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #32, and was written by Hunter. Over the years, I have learned a number of valuable tips,...

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